"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end. When we write, we start in the middle and fight our way out." - Vickie Karp
Friday, 3 August 2012
tears in the fence #55
'She burnt pigs at the stake but couldn't eat them. Their skin twisted in at corners where she'd palmed them into pizza dough..' - Jen Campbell [They Call Her The Butcher]
Tears in the Fence #55, the summer 2012 issue, is now out. It's got two poems in from me as well as poetry from Melissa Lee-Houghton, Helen Moore, Hannah Silva, Michael Grant, Sheila E. Murphy, Rupert M. Loydell and many others. Plus some short stories, too. More information is available over on their website.
Jen Campbell is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling 'Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops' series, and 'The Bookshop Book.' She's also an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry collection 'The Hungry Ghost Festival' is published by The Rialto and she is currently writing a short story collection. She runs a Booktube channel over at youtube.com/jenvcampbell
OUT NOW (click for details) signed copies
From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over three hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we’ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world.